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George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama on this day
in 1963.

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On this day in 1784, the American Continental ratified a peace treaty
with England ending the Revolutionary War.

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On this day in 1943, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco where he met with British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II.  Roosevelt
became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.

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President Franklin D Roosevelt (seated on the left) and Passengers 
during First Official Presidential Airplane Flight.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married on this day in
1954. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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NBC-TV’s "Today" show premiered on this day in 1952 with host
Dave Garroway.

Today‘s dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the
late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC‘s Good Morning America.

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David Cunningham "Dave" Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982)

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Decision made on this day in 2000.

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Elián González turned 24 December 6.

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Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross was sworn in as the Governor of
Wyoming on this day in 1925. She was the first female
Governor in the United States and
was in office until
January 3, 1927  

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Nellie Davis Taylor Ross
(November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977)

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U.S. Representative Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident on this
day in 1998.

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Pete Rose admitted to betting on baseball on this day in 20004.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. turned 76 April 14.

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Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. is the debut studio album by Bruce
Springsteen
. It was produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos during
July–September 1972 at the budget-priced
914 Sound Studios. It was
released on this day in 1973 by
Columbia Records to average sales
but positive critical reviews.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen turned 68 September 23.

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke on this day in
2006 and lapsed into a coma which lasted eight years and ended
in his death at age 85.   
        
        
       
        
        
       
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after reading statement to the press during the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan Jun 4, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse

From left: Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President
George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during
the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan
Jun 4, 2003.

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Louis Braille ( January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852)


Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and
writing for use by the
blind. His system remains virtually unchanged to
this day, and is known worldwide simply as
braille. He had been blind
in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident.

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Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, with wife Terry, was
sworn in as
Minnesota’s
38th governor (1999 to 2003) on this day
in 1999.

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Jesse Ventura (James George Janos) turned 66 July 15.

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       Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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It was on this day in 1965.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1923, Adolf Hitler (center) made his first attempt at seizing
power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as
the "Beer-Hall Putsch."

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On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was declared
the winner of the Presidential Election over Vice-President Richard
M. Nixon.

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Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California on this day in
1966.

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The newly elected Governor of California,
Ronald Reagan talks to the press with wife
Nancy by his side.

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Blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist Bonnie Lynn
Raitt is 68 today.

Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling
Stone
‘s list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 89 on their
list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".


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Led Zeppelin’s album "
Led Zeppelin IV" was released on this day        
in 1971. The album included the song "Stairway to Heaven."


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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1986, The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first
broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven
American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.

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Lt. Col. Oliver North during the ‘Iran Contra Hearings’.


      
   

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President Reagan (far right) meets with (left to right) Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of State George Shultz, Attorney General
Ed Meese, and Chief of Staff Don Regan in the Oval Office.

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Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was elected
the 30th President of Chile on this day in 1970.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 70 in August.

Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator
on this day in 1992.

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Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its
governor on this day in 1998.

   


      
   

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Jesse Ventura
(James George Janos) turned 66 in July.

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